The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Management of IT (Top-up)

Why choose this course?

Our BSc in IT Management Top-Up course is aimed at the student with either an HND or Foundation Degree who is interested in the issues surrounding the planning, management and operation of secure information systems within an organisation.

As information systems today are so widely used to support the business functions, you will be made aware of the importance of information and systems security. You will also learn about the management of projects and be able to take pursue an area of particular interest to you, such as business analysis and consultancy skills, IT innovations or systems acquisition and development.

In a world where the opportunities to embrace technological change are ever present, the course prepares you towards a career which demands the ability to manage projects and an awareness of the ethical and professional responsibilities of a computer professional.

What happens on the course?

During this course you will develop an understanding of organisational needs, and the management of IT provision.

You will learn to manage technology and people through justifying, planning, developing and implementing new systems and subsequently auditing the effectiveness of provision.

You will study the management of IS/IT resources, and develop an understanding of the organisational context and external influences in which this takes place.

You will also focus on the issues relating to the management of IT security which will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to investigate security flaws within IS/IT systems and apply appropriate counter-measures.

You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

Why Wolverhampton?

This is the only specialist course in IT Management within the region. The focus is on the practical and management aspects of IT within organisations, with strong emphasis on IT/IS business and people.

You will explore how to align organisational needs with IS/IT resources within a business environment and acquire skills for successfully managing these resources.

This course prepares you to be able to participate in the process of developing, obtaining, supporting and managing IT systems.

Career path

Our IT Management (Top-Up) course will open up a variety of opportunities such as IT Management, End-User Support, Help-Desk Support, IT Team Leadership, or IT Support/Operations Management.

Graduates may find careers in a wide range of industrial and commercial organisations within the private and public sectors.

You could continue studying at MSc level or train to become a teacher.

What skills will you gain?

You will gain knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles, theories and practices relating to information systems.

During this course you will contribute to the management and implementation of IT projects.

The course will enhance your range of personal, organisational and professional skills needed for continuing professional development in Computing in a world wide context.

You will develop a range of transferable skills in: problem solving; communication; project management; working individually and in teams; self management; and the ability to gather, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources.

Entry requirements

2017 Entry

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in Computing or related subject
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Part time £2,835
2016/7 Home/EU International
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321137

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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